Don’t look so glum, anguished reader, Jack is popping in for an update. The kitchen has been stuck on repeat for awhile so there’s nothing new on that front. Lots of restocking, but nothing new. I got my blocks for raising my greenhouse, at 6’7 you get used to having to raise things. Eighty eight blocks all shifted from the front to the back by yours truly, thankfully I watched my back so no problems to report. Slow but steady, that’s Jack. I hope to see major progress on the greenhouse in the coming weeks.
When I’m not guessing in the garden, I’m pretending to be a landscape gardener, don’t tell me I’m not whatever you do! I just expanded the beds out a bit and added a triangle bed in the corner. There has since been flowers planted with more getting ready. I’m learning a lot from all this, I’m enjoying it too, for the most part, though at times you could be forgiven for screaming at the heavens.
The weather has been incredible. The basil above doesn’t look like it was touched at all. My other varieties, Dark Opal, Cinnamon, Purple Ruffles, are starting to look really good too. They started from seed so you’re always at the mercy of the weather, which this year seemed like it was going to be a repeat of last year’s, but no it’s been perfect for growing. Even my tomatoes, chillies and peanuts are doing well and that isn’t the norm here.
Just a short post today. I dug out another bed and lined with it compost and weed-proof matting. This will be filled with small shrubs. I hung the pots too, they have a nasturtium each, grown from seed. I’m cutting thick wire and bending it to make ground pegs, I’m also learning how to drill better. Like the garden it’s a leaning experience. Okay I’ll leave it at that, I might fall asleep before I finish. Later!